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I Have Problems With Self Esteem

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    I'm a very shy person. Not because I'm that way by choice but because of how I see myself. There are days where I feel like I am completely useless. I feel like people would have been better off without me entering into their lives. I have this problem where I believe that...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2011

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    It's A Constant War

    It's gotten better lately, but it's still a real struggle to think any thoughts towards myself.  I tend to overreact a lot about things that I do wrong or incorrectly, according to me.  If I get a bad grade, I beat myself up about it, call myself stupid and horrible and...
    Wraith16 Wraith16 18-21, F Feb 15, 2012

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    My Problem

    My problem with self esteem is that I don't have any. None - Zilch. I feel like I am worth nothing. I look hideous, repulsive and any other derogatory words you wanna throw in there. I do get little bout of self confidence but it's never long until someone knocks that out of me...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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    I'm really self conscious

    when it comes to what I say and do. I'm still mentally kicking myself for things I said when I was six. My worst problem is when I say things and realize nobody cares. Something I've been thinking about is a couple of years ago when I switched to a new school. The teacher was...
    Brimmless Brimmless 18-21, F Nov 14, 2014

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    Kindergarden

     i dont know when it started or how to end it but  when i was in kinder there was this girl who would always make fun of me or say that im dumb or other  mean things. she would always call me fat or say that i was ugly and such well after that nobody would...
    trying247 trying247 13-15, F Sep 21, 2009

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    Self Image

    Honestly, I get really disgusted when I look at myself in the mirror when I don't wear makeup. I am very much exposed to a culture where you are not considered beautiful unless you are skinny, busty, have big eyes, a perfectly shaped nose, and flawless skin. I haven't left my...
    ASGKPFG ASGKPFG 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2012

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    grimeson214 grimeson214 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    This is all your fault mikey if only you wouldn't have hurt me maybe I'd be fine ...F-uck you man you hurt me now I want to hurt myself Bc you just had to get pleasure from...
    Allywall Allywall 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I was raised being told that I was ugly and would never be loved by anyone because of it. Yeah. Gotta love family. I was extremely gullible and sheltered growing up. The words...
    SunshineMel SunshineMel 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    And honestly this is why I have a problem trusting people. one day one person says something to you and the next you FIND OUT something completely different. honestly if your gonna...
    aacbluey aacbluey 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm getting so tired and fed up of this, they make me look like the 'bad guy' when I'm simply pointing out 'their' actions that they for some reason are unable to admit to or even...
    Onyxheart93 Onyxheart93 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Which is stupid, considering how much confidence I have. Anxiety attacks are rare now. I maybe have one a few times a month. PTSD, will torment me for the rest of my life. Oh...
    NoRegretsAndNoRemorse NoRegretsAndNoRemorse 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    It doesn't matter how attractive you think others are, they obviously don't see what you see through your eyes and its really sad. For one reason or another they believe that they...
    aacbluey aacbluey 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I have incredible low self worth. I have been through a lot in my life, and I realize that I haven't lived that long of a life, but when your whole life you are made to believe...
    AlliesWorld AlliesWorld 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I got bullied in high school by a bunch of girls. They treated me really badly like someone who wasn't worthy of being their friends. My best friend, only nice friend, eventually...
    Justventingg Justventingg 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    there is someone who i have written an experience a little while back around mid jury about how he has changed my life forever which he has. but recently there have been...
    idkwhatiam idkwhatiam 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Can't upload photos! Help!
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I have low self esteem because of the way people treated me especially people I was in relationships with mainly guys I feel like I have to settle because I probably won't find...
    spiritualvirgo82 spiritualvirgo82 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I have such a low self esteem, it's very frustrating. Recently I've fallen for a guy from my work and I can't even get myself to talk to him. Maybe he is married... How could I...
    DaNiZn DaNiZn 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    My friend is always mean to me, in a nice way. I went to practice one day and I was really mad because I had basically picked out off of my flaws. And she asked me what my...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't known how to feel when my mom acts like I'm always against her I'm dealing my own way with my family , and my husband is in prison in have my own things happening am I...
    raejel50 raejel50 18-21, F a week ago

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    So...my boyfriend and i met online. We have been dating for 6 months. We have Skyped several times. Ever since the begging of our relationship, I've always felt like he doesnt care...
    erixaz erixaz 26-30, F a week ago

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    I was overweight growing up. From when I was about 6 to sometime after I turned 12 when I began to realize how terrible my eating habits had gotten. After being about 160lbs in 5th...
    Elliearellano Elliearellano 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I had a MRSA infection in my side. I thought I caught it early as it was still just a little red bump. When I went in they did an ultrasound of the area, and they found it was...
    InvinsibleViper InvinsibleViper 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    Hello, My name is Nicole, i have been a psychic since i was 15 years old, i have been helping people with there love lifes, finance’s, Jobs, and just being there for there...
    psychicnicole psychicnicole 26-30, F Jul 23

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    I'm being honest here, I have been suffering from a lot of stuff all my life and it's very very hard for me to cope with it. I've been bullied a lot for the past 9 years. And yeah...
    Lizandavan Lizandavan 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    i used to think of myself attractive and i do remember that like yesterday..i was one of those teenage guys who would do my hair for more an than an hour to make sure it looks...
    LegendBattles LegendBattles 26-30, M Jul 21

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    Actually I have lost ALL of my self-worth and self-esteem. I'm completely empty.
    1sososad 1sososad 46-50, M Jul 21

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    I've never understood why my mother has never been able to tuck me in, kiss me, hold me in her arms, or just show her love through just pretending to care about what I talk to her...
    Kionamarie Kionamarie 22-25, F Jul 21

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    Hmmm That would be myself. I am my worst enemy, Ha, I suppose I'm actually sleeping with the enemy. She is DANGEROUS and loses everything. If God himself were I. A closed room...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 70+, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F Jul 21

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    For the majority of my short life I've had some form of self harm, to biting my nails/skin, to cutting, to depriving of myself of food or sleep etc. I just keep jumping from the...
    Ugnius2121 Ugnius2121 16-17, M Jul 20

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    This is all natural no makeup and my hair natural ... I could never walk out like this in public . Do any of you guys know how I can be more confident in my natural self ? And also...
    adriannag0416 adriannag0416 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 20

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    Many people do not consider this self-harm, but I mostly harm my mouth. It's intrinsic and it feels right, I tried cutting and it does not. The other day I bit the tip of my tongue...
    Chrossy Chrossy 22-25, F Jul 20

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    I have been clean for nearly two months, and lately, all I have wanted to do is relapse. I can't take the pain and the judgement. I wish I could be one of those people who don't...
    scomichewyatt scomichewyatt 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Olga.. No matter how many times I punch the mirror it still reflects still projects still renders that horrid reality all too clearly I don't look at myself and think "cute" I...
    JosephinaBallerina JosephinaBallerina 31-35, F 14 Responses Jul 18

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    my mother went to court to remove my kids from me for naming my daughter Arafel thistle. Arafel means impenetrable fog, dark cloud. and is also a guardian fairy name. thistle for...
    UnseelieThistle UnseelieThistle 26-30, F Jul 17

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    my mother went to court to remove my kids from me for naming my daughter Arafel thistle. Arafel means impenetrable fog, dark cloud. and is also a guardian fairy name. thistle for...
    UnseelieThistle UnseelieThistle 26-30, F Jul 17

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    These are 10 Assertive Rights I have as a human being that I have to say out loud 3 times a day... Assertive Right #1: I have the right to judge my own behavior, thoughts, and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 17

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    I think some women don't realize how important the mother/daughter relationship is in shaping their daughters. My mom was a teacher, so she was more of a disciplinarian to me...
    sunkisd25 sunkisd25 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I feel like I look better with makeup and when I don't wear makeup I feel ugly
    adriannag0416 adriannag0416 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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    I'm too ordinary. Nothing about me is different or stands out. Blond hair, blue eyes, proportional nose. So plain. Not to mention the self harm scars on my thighs. I'm surprised I...
    YoungOne1901 YoungOne1901 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 16